Delhi’s former wicketkeeper-batter, Punit Bisht announced his retirement from competitive cricket yesterday.
Apparently, he was the batter who was Kohli’s partner during a Ranji Trophy game when the latter’s father died of a brain stroke.
At that point, the former India skipper was only 17 and he batted with Bisht against Karnataka in 2006.
Moreover, talking about Bisht, then he played 272 games in all three formats of domestic cricket and also won the Ranji Trophy with Delhi in 2007-08.
Furthermore, he has also played with Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya as well in domestic cricket.
Additionally, in his 103 first-class games, he has made 5231 runs that include ten tons and has a strike rate of 62.71 and an average of 38.74.
In List A cricket, he has amassed 2924 runs in 103 games that include 6 hundreds and an average of 38.98, and a strike rate of 100.48.
Bisht’s best individual scores in domestic cricket have been 343 against Sikkim in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.
Meanwhile, his 146 from 51 balls is another noteworthy inning that he will be remembered for. He hit six fours and 17 sixes in this game and defeated Mizoram in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Bisht says now is the best time to call it quits from cricket
Yesterday, in an interview with News18, Bisht said that this is the best time to retire from domestic cricket as he has achieved everything that he wanted to.
He has also stated that winning the Ranji Trophy was his forever dream and that he has achieved it now.
I thought this is the best time to call it quits from competitive cricket. I have played 100-plus games across both First-Class and List A format and nearly 275 (272) competitive games if you take Mushtaq Ali T20 into account. There is nothing more to achieve as a player and I believe this is the right time to bid adieu. The most memorable moment will remain winning the Ranji Trophy. I would like to thank BCCI, DDCA, JKCA, and Meghalaya CA for being a part of this journey.
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